We wandered around most of the afternoon, and by 5pm headed to the major landmark of the city, Shwedagon Paya, a massive pagoda drenched in gold.

By the time we left the golden temple, it was late and time for dinner. Close to the hostel again, we found a great street outdoor bbq spot on a corner where you choose your own raw ingredients and they grill them up with the secret sauce to deliver some of the tastiest bbq I’ve had in a while!

And to cap off the night, we headed to the swankiest restaurant in town for an evening cocktail. It’s a top floor (20th floor:)) restaurant/bar with a fantastic view of the city, specifically of Shwedagon Paya, lit up in the night sky. I only had one cocktail..they were very expensive after all, at $5. Too expensive for locals, it was the only place where the foreigners were the majority.


Off to bed for another full day in Yangon before I catch the overnight bus north to Bagan, the land of a thousand temples.

By the end of a long day of walking in flip flops, the benefits of my Bangkok pedicure from the day before are long gone…but I am one very happy girl:)